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The Problem With Honolulu’s Single-Use Plastic Ban At Restaurants Rafael Bergstrom

The Problem With Honolulu’s Single-Use Plastic Ban At Restaurants

Honolulu’s plastic reduction effort is eliminating fossil fuel waste, but also reflects the struggle to find a solution that’s both eco-friendly and convenient.

Kaimuki Wants To Return The Queen Theater To Its Former Glory Nick R. Martin/Civil Beat/2016

Kaimuki Wants To Return The Queen Theater To Its Former Glory

Years of neglect prompted the Honolulu City Council, at the neighborhood’s request, to propose buying the historical building from a reclusive property owner.

 

Kapiolani Nurses Vote To Strike After Unsuccessful Negotiations Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kapiolani Nurses Vote To Strike After Unsuccessful Negotiations

The vote comes after nearly half a year of contract talks between the nurses’ union and the hospital, signaling growing tensions and frustration among staff.

New Honolulu Mayor Warns Road Ahead ‘Is Not Going To Be Easy’ Courtesy: Jamm Aquino/POOL

New Honolulu Mayor Warns Road Ahead ‘Is Not Going To Be Easy’

Rick Blangiardi was sworn in Saturday as the chief executive officer of the City and County of Honolulu.

City Is ‘Looking At Everything’ To Avoid Layoffs Or Pay Cuts Cory Lum/Civil Beat

City Is ‘Looking At Everything’ To Avoid Layoffs Or Pay Cuts

Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s administration will make final decisions by the end of the year in an attempt to close a $400 million budget shortfall.

Board Of Water Supply Warns Of Robocalls Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Board Of Water Supply Warns Of Robocalls

The agency says a customer reported receiving a call asking for her social security number.

Voters Will Have Their Say On A Proposed Honolulu Youth Commission Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Voters Will Have Their Say On A Proposed Honolulu Youth Commission

If approved by voters this year, the new panel would advise the mayor and Council on issues critical to younger residents such as climate change.

Crucial Contract For Honolulu Rail Project Delayed For 6th Time Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Crucial Contract For Honolulu Rail Project Delayed For 6th Time

City Council Chair Ikaika Anderson says “the process sucks,” referring to how this major public-private partnership award is made.

Civil Beat/HNN Poll: Blangiardi Holds Double-Digit Lead In Honolulu Mayor’s Race Hawaii News Now

Civil Beat/HNN Poll: Blangiardi Holds Double-Digit Lead In Honolulu Mayor’s Race

But Hanabusa and Amemiya are tied for second and will likely force a runoff in November.